World|life|May 30, 2019 / 10:00 AM
7 dead and 19 missing after tourist boat sinks in Hungary

AKIPRESS.COM - Atleast seven South Korean tourists have died and another 19 are missing after a tour boat sank on the Danube River in Budapest, according to the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CNN reports. 

Thirty-four people were on board the vessel when it collided with another large tourist boat in the Hungarian capital and capsized Wednesday at around 10 p.m. local time, according to CNN affiliate ATV.

The boats collided in the center of the city, near Hungary's riverside Parliament Building and the Elisabeth Bridge.

Of the 33 South Koreans on board, seven have been rescued, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. People were rescued from the river more than a mile downstream, near Petofi Bridge, ATV reported.

Thirty of the tourists on board were traveling with South Korean tour company Very Good Tour, the company's chief operating officer Lee Sang-moo said at a press conference.

Lee said the group included nine families, mostly people in their 40s and 50s, although at least one child was on board.

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